Nicki Minaj Talks Boob Signings (Video)
After the jump, she talks about how estatic she was when she heard that Jay-Z personally recommended her to Robin Thicke for “Shakin’ It 4 Daddy.”
Obviously, Jay-Z … Jay-Z is a person in hip-hop that you almost don’t think he exist until you meet him. It’s almost like he’s bigger than a person. He’s a mythical figure. That’s a great way to describe it. I was like, ‘Jay-Z knows me?’ I didn’t think he knew who I was, let alone recommend me for something. If he did know who I was, I didn’t know if he liked my style or approved. It was weird. It was like getting that stamp of approval from the most popular jock in high school and being a freshman in high school and thinking no one knows you exist.
He saw me perform it with Robin at Robin’s release party. It was scary — him and Beyoncé were there, literally a few feet away from us watching us perform in New York. They loved the performance. Beyoncé was so into it. I never saw her act like that. She was like, ‘You killed it.’ It was just a crazy experience — that whole night, even being tied to somebody like Robin. I wouldn’t expect him to want to make a record like ‘Shakin’ It 4 Daddy.’ I’m just happy to be a part of the project and I’m glad it came from Jay. I don’t think Robin really knew me. When Jay said that, he probably was like, ‘Really?’ and researched me. Then I think he saw me in the ‘Five Star’ video and got an idea of who I was. If it didn’t come from Jay, he probably would have been like, ‘Who? Never heard of her.’